How to Soften Butter

When making cakes, you always need to make sure your butter is nice and soft. This is to ensure it combines fully with the rest of your baking ingredients to give a delicious well-risen cake.

If, like us, you prefer to use proper butter, using this simple technique to soften your butter will allow it to blend fully with the sugar and other dry ingredients that go into your cake. Butter that has not been sufficiently softened can leave small lumps of butter that make your baked cake greasy and the uncombined sugar can crystalise giving a crispy edge to your cake.

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